Computational Lexicon


Course Objective

Knowledge of computational lexical resources, esp. for English and
Dutch; knowledge of the lexicographical content, the structure and the
potential uses. Ability to use the resources in practice and to make
critical comparisons. The student is able to evaluate and compare the

Course Content

This course is a thorough introduction to the computational lexicon.
Students learn about the challenges and solutions of representing
lexical knowledge for computational applications. We discuss the most
widely used digital lexicons, their structure, their applications in
(computational) linguistics and in engineering, the relevant linguistic
key concepts. Of course we also have an open eye for the shortcomings of
the lexicons.
Discussing computational lexicons provides a good occasion to discuss
some central linguistic notions like polysemy, semantic relations and
case grammar. Topics will be related to current research at the CLTL.

Teaching Methods

Interactive lectures, practica

Method of Assessment

Weekly assignments (50%) and a final paper on one of the topics. Both
results should be at least 5.5 . Detailed instructions and a list of
suggestions for topics will be discussed at the course and published on
the digital learning environment.


Will be posted on the digital learning environment

Target Audience

Research Master Humanities (Linguistics).

General Information

Course Code L_AAMPLIN013
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. H.D. van der Vliet
Examiner dr. H.D. van der Vliet
Teaching Staff dr. H.D. van der Vliet

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar
Target audiences

This course is also available as: